Sunday Bulletin
July 1, 2018
Morning Worship 10:00am

Pastor Steve Van Noort


God Calls Us to Worship

Prelude

* Call to Worship

* God’s Greeting

* Time of Praise “Come Praise and Glorify”

“My Worth Is Not In What I Own”


God Speaks to Us

* Scripture: Genesis 8:1-19

Sermon: “Blessed Assurances in Times of Waiting”

* Song of Response: “Christ the Sure and Steady Anchor”


We Offer Our Gifts

Offering for Christian Education Fund

Offertory

Prayer of Blessing for the Children


Preparation for the Table: Jesus Saves from Sin

Exhortation

* Apostles’ Creed

Admonition

Intercession (Congregational Prayer & Lord’s Prayer)

Confession

Kyrie (Plea for Mercy)

Absolution

* Song of Response: “Blessed Assurance” PH 490:1-3


Preparation for the Table: The Nature of Christ’s Sacrifice

Scripture: Isaiah 53:1-7 & Matthew 27:35-50

Song: “In Christ Alone”


God Nourishes Our Faith Through the Supper

Institution & Communion

* Benediction

* Doxology: “And Can It Be” PH 267:1,4


Pianist: Amy Vandenberg & Jo Mans

Praise team: Kent Te Velde, Mandy Van Noort, Isabelle Van Noort, Brendan Vandenberg, Elaine Vos

Evening Worship 6:00pm

Pastor Steve Van Noort


God Calls Us to Worship

Prelude

Welcome & Opening Prayer

* Songs of Praise: “Praise the Savior Now and Ever” PH 400: 1,2,4

“The Lord’s My Shepherd” PH 161: 1-5


Offering Our Prayers and Gifts

Time of Prayer

Offering for Calvin Seminary

Offertory


Hearing God’s Word

* Song of Preparation: “Speak, O Lord” 1-2

Scripture: Psalm 10

Message: “Wrestling with the ‘Why’ Question”

Prayer

Q & A Discussion Opportunity


Closing

* God’s Parting Blessing

* Doxology: “Praise God from Whom All Blessings Flow” PH 638

* Postlude


Pianist: Laura Te Velde

Our Church Family

HAPPY BIRTHDAY to John Kooy who will turn 96 tomorrow, July 2 and Betty Kaemingk who celebrates her 86th birthday on Thursday, July 5!  


CONGRATULATIONS to Marlo and Carol De Young who celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary this past Thursday! 

Announcements

THIS MORNING we celebrate Holy Communion. The worship service is adapted from “Form and Manner” by Johannes Oecolampadius, a reformer in Basel, Switzerland in 1526. The bread is gluten free.  


PASTOR JIM CARBERRY will lead us in our evening worship next Sunday, July 8.


REMEMBER TO mark your calendars for our annual church picnic next Tuesday, July 10. Invitations are in your mailbox.  


HELP NEEDED: The Library Committee has a number of books that need protective covers before they can go on the shelves. If you are able to help with this (we’ll show you how) please come to church on Monday, July 9, at 9 am (or anytime thereafter); any help is appreciated!


ROCK THE BLOCK:

Looking ahead to our Friday night Carnival on July 27! Thanks to those who offered games or activities on the volunteer sheets. Elaine will touch base with you soon. We have some other supplies we’d like to borrow, if possible. Check your garages for the following and let Elaine know if you have any of this equipment:

• Volleyball net and portable posts and ball

• 2 small soccer goals and ball


THANK YOU for all your contributions for Rock the Block crafts. We are still in need of glass gems and are biggest need is for 3 ½ inch lids like small sour cream or frosting lids. Please put your name on the lids if you want them returned.  


CANVASSING FOR ROCK THE BLOCK will be this Tuesday from 6:30-8pm. Please meet at church at 6:20. Bring your kids and grandkids so we have a family friendly atmosphere! 

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Wednesday, July 4th 2018, 9:30 am
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Sunday, July 8th 2018, 10:00 am
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Sermon Notes

Genesis 8.1-19 | Blessed Assurances in Times of Waiting


Introduction


• We go through seasons of waiting



• Big idea: Our God gives blessed assurances in times of waiting



1. In times of waiting we have the assurance that God tries our faith (and that is a good thing)


• Noah endured a long time in the ark



• In desperation Noah seeks a sign



• God did have a purpose in allowing Noah to wait so long. Trials do have purposes.



• Waiting in trials can be a time God uses to enable us to experience and know more of who God is.



2. In times of waiting we have the assurance that God remembers us


• “Remembering” doesn’t mean God actually forgets, it just means that God has decided to act and fulfill his purposes in ways that are evident to us.



• God always acts in due time. 2 Peter 3:8-9, Isaiah 49:15, Romans 1:1-4



3. In times of waiting we have the assurances that the Spirit is working


• The wind here is no ordinary wind



• The Spirit is doing what He does best: turning our brokenness into something beautiful. Romans 8.5, 9; 2 Cor 5.16; 2 Cor 3.18; Romans 15



4. In times of waiting we have the assurance that we are eternally secure in Christ’s love and our salvation


• The security Noah had



• The security we have in Christ



• The comfort we have from the psychological traumas of waiting



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